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Radiohead Reimagined

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Radiohead Reimagined

Radiohead re-imagined, re-arranged, and performed by a ten-piece band of musicians from Glasgow’s exciting con- temporary jazz scene. Putting their own genre-blurring spin on the music they love, the band are following in the foot- steps of modern jazz giants such as Brad Meldhau, Robert Glasper, Christian Scott and the Bad Plus, who have turned to Radiohead for inspiration time and again. After 3 sell-out shows across 2018-19, Like A Cat Tied to a Stick is back with volume 2 of this unique and captivating concept.

“The arrangements of the pieces were outstanding, playing into each member of the ensemble’s strengths … If this Radiohead reimagining proves one thing it’s that passionate people, who share the same love for music and inspira- tions, can translate that energy and transform it into something unique” – Rowan Smith, LYD Magazine

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Federation Of The Disco Pimp

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Federation Of The Disco Pimp

Federation of the Disco Pimp are BACK!! After a 5 year hiatus, FOTDP return bigger & tougher than ever! Currently recording their 3rd Studio album ‘Gratuitous’, with super special guests including Funk royalty Fred Wesley (James Brown), it is a statement of their return and shows why they are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern Funk. FOTDP are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.

“God bless Federation of the Disco Pimp!” Craig Charles – (Funk and Soul Show, BBC6 Music)
“The hottest Scottish funk since the Average White Band” Jazz FM
“This record is the illest!” Joel Hamilton – (Producer of Tom Waits, Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone)
Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Multi Award Winning* Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern Funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.
*2017 ‘Best Musical Group + 2016 ‘Best Live Performance’ Sunday Herald Cultural Award
Championed by funk legend Craig Charles (BBC6), Jazz Nights on BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz Fm, FOTDP have gained a solid reputation in the UK funk scene resulting in further live performances supporting Craig Charles across the UK.

2014 saw FOTDP being resident house band on BBC Ones ‘Tonight at the Games’ for 10 nights during the Commonwealth games, featuring on BBC Three every night during the games to close their coverage, House band for a special on BBC2’s ‘Newsnight’ live from the Fringe ‘Referendum Special’ as well as live in-studio sessions on BBC6’s ‘Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show’ & BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz House on Radio Scotland’ to name a few highlights.

Already to be featured on their fourth compilation album released via P-Vine Records, is their 3rd with them & 1 with Freestyle Records Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Compilation.

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Geno Washington

& THE RAM JAM BAND

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Geno Washington

& THE RAM JAM BAND

Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960’s as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. The rest, as they say, is history.

Geno teamed up with some of London’s hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over World famous artistes, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!

His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s – “Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live” and “Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies”. His status as the undisputed “King of Soul” was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single “Geno”, which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno’s live gigs both before and after shows.

Throughout the years Geno and his band have continued to tour extensively all over the World and have released several highly acclaimed albums and singles. His latest live double album simply entitled “It’s Geno Time”, recorded at the legendary Half Moon in Putney, is widely regarded as his best work to date: you only have to listen to the audience reaction to know that Geno has lost none of his magic as he and the band deliver a blistering set of Soul classics to a wild crowd who wouldn’t let them off stage!

Geno’s life long love of Blues and R&B has led to yet another chapter in his illustrious career with the formation of “Geno and the Yo Yo’s” which features the longstanding rhythm section of the Ram Jam Band (Geoff Hemsley on drums, Steve Bingham on bass and Greg Lester on guitar) which is a hard- hitting, fast-moving show of R&B / Blues / Soul classics that has audiences on their feet from start to finish and is receiving rave reviews wherever they play.

You can be sure of one thing and that is a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time!

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Mica Millar

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Releasing her debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ to critical acclaim earlier this year, Mica Millar has quickly become one of the UK’s brightest new Soul stars, picking up Jazz FM’s prestigious ‘Soul Act of The Year 2022’ award alongside a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act of The Year’ and featuring on the front covers of iconic Blues & Soul and Echoes Magazine, amidst an array of five star album and live reviews with champions at national radio BBC Radio 2’s Trevor Nelson and 6 Music’s Craig Charles.

“A star with intense emotional sincerity is born. ‘Heaven Knows’ is an outstanding debut album” (Blues & Soul Magazine)

Following two monumental album launch shows in September including selling out her first London headline show at the capital’s prestigious Jazz Café and a packed hometown performance at Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall, Mica has announced her first UK headline tour and she’ll be performing with her hotly-tipped seven-piece band’ – not to be missed by Soul and Jazz fans! You can also catch Mica performing in London, Manchester and Leeds with more shows still to be announced.

“Millar put on a masterful show….her audience mesmerised by an alluring vocal talent” (Record Collector)

“Should she break out, it will be that voice that stands out, absolutely pitch perfect, every held note increasing in volume and power; it is an astonishing instrument…A superstar in waiting, practically guaranteed” (Louder Than War)

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Andrew Wasylyk

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Andrew Wasylyk – 8 piece ensemble and visuals from Surface Pressure + Velvet Hippo 

Pete Harvey – cello
Sarah Leonard – viola
Faye Maccalman – tenor sax/clarinet
Rachel Simpson – trumpet
Joe Rattray – bass/Moog
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Craig McMahon – keys/guitar/trombone

Does your street have its own sound? Beyond the cars and the voices and the perpetual white noise of modern life, do the local spaces that you call home – the parks and the paths, the great trees and the graveyards – have their own distinct musical personalities? Do they offer up melodies that come alive when one foot goes down in front of the other, or when the sun blinks out over the horizon?

Andrew Wasylyk – the visionary Scottish composer and producer – has quietly set about soundtracking his locale to dazzling effect. His recent triptych of albums (Themes for Buildings and Spaces, The Paralian and Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation) collectively explored the East coast of Scotland, while 2021’s masterful Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia took inspiration from a Dundee park that provided a peaceful respite for many against the creeping panic of the pandemic.

On each of those records, Wasylyk has created a focused piece of musical landscape art. At points, the music recalls visionary players such as Alice Coltrane, Joanna Brouk and David Axelrod or the intimacy and warmth of outsider musical artists such as The Pastels or Virginia Astley. While the records are ambient, they aren’t passive experiences. These are sounds that evoke interaction with physical space, that encourage the listener to move within Wasylyk’s musical contour lines.

Andrew Wasylyk’s curiosity about textural music burgeoned after growing up playing in a multitude of guitar-led bands. “I’ve always been interested in music that has space in it, whether that’s ambient, classical, even jazz. Possibly I was drawn to those genres because I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on in them, investigating them in my own way allowed me to explore a lot of interesting grey areas. Listening to them, they intrigued me because I didn’t have a defined picture of how they had come together, unlike as if I was sitting at a piano and writing a song with melodies and lyrics, or picking up a guitar and playing in a room with a loud four-piece.”

A commission to soundtrack an audio walk through his hometown of Dundee led to Wasylyk’s 2017 album, Themes for Buildings and Spaces, an exploration of eight architectural sites that was described as “echoing the materials, the everyday use and the romanticised memories of a post-war cityscape continually shifting and evolving throughout the decades”. The record was reminiscent of the dream world of Air’s understated debut Premiers Symptômes or Basil Kirchin’s Abstractions of the Industrial North, a record set so perfectly in its own time and place that the listener can practically smell factory smoke. Wasylyk’s work is no less evocative – from the piano murmuration of Drift through the atonal creep of Ghosts of Park Place up to the record’s spectral coda, The Howff, a track named after a graveyard that seems somehow tuned to the sound of the spirits that reside there.

Wasylyk has previously described his work as a collection of ‘reasonable daydreams’. Although they start life as his daydreams of particular geographical spaces, the beauty of his music is that it allows the listener to take their own inner space journeys within his melodic worlds. “I think it’s healthy to leave a string of dots to be joined up by the listener. That’s a beautiful thing in art isn’t it? The room you leave for things to resonate with people. That feels like a healthy place to create and work from. You put in enough of your own catharsis making it, then hopefully leave the door just enough ajar that people can find their own interpretations within it. There’s lots to explore.”

Wasylyk’s journeys and thought processes are set to continue through his gloriously transportational live shows (which have already seen him nominated for Best Live Act at the 2021 Scottish Alternative Music Awards) and his mesmerising records, more of which are on the way. And they are all journeys that anyone is invited to join in on, whether in a gig venue or on headphones. Just bring an open mind.

Velvet Hippo (Dan Brown solo)
Velvet Hippo is an exciting new solo project from Dan Brown that fuses piano and clarinet melodies with electronics to create evolving ambient textures and expansive soundscapes. By using field recordings as a stimulus for composition, the music aims to paint vignettes of the pockets of calm found in urban spaces that often go unseen.

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The Griffin

HAFTOR MEDBØE & KONRAD WISZNIEWSKI

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HAFTOR MEDBØE & KONRAD WISZNIEWSKI

Haftor Medbøe and Konrad Wiszniewski join forces in a freely improvisedexcursion that draws deeply on their individual and collective experiences and musical partnership of over 20 years. The duo brings together acoustic and electronic sound worlds to create a profound andimmersive audience experience that sonically explores and reflects on the gamut of the human condition.

“… ethereal, expansive and thoughtful … this is improvisation at itsfinest.” – London Jazz News

“Tout simplement Magnifique.” – Silence & Sound

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NIMBUS SEXTET / MAMA TERRA

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Nimbus Sextet join forces with Acid Jazz labelmates Mama Terra at Drygate for a headline show in association with Glasgow Jazz Festival.

NIMBUS SEXTET, one of the most innovative groups in the new wave of UK jazz, are on a UK wide tour debuting new songs from their upcoming third album release. With sell-out performances in some of the UK’s top jazz venues, the band have firmly established themselves as an increasingly major voice in the vibrant European jazz scene. The Nimbus sound comes courtesy of bandleader and primary composer Joe Nichols (keys/piano, harmonica), Michael Butcher (saxophone), Euan Allardice (trumpet), Honza Kourimsky (guitar), Stephen Jack (bass) and Jack O’Rourke (drums) . Nimbus Sextet’s two albums on Acid Jazz Records – DREAMS FULFILLED (2020) and FORWARD THINKER (2022) – have garnered global acclaim from the likes of Jazzwise, Jazzed, Clash Magazine, Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 6 Music (Huey Morgan, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show). Jazz FM are major supporters of the band, awarding both of their albums the prestigious ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade upon release.

MAMA TERRA is the new Scottish Jazz/Soul ensemble from the minds of Marco Cafolla (keys/piano) & Konrad Wisniewski (saxophone). Drawing from an inner journey of discovery, their upcoming album on the legendary Acid Jazz Records is a Jazz/Soul roots based record with influences from John Coltrane, Nina Simone, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis to Kamasi Washington, Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper. They have already been championed by Jazz FM (playlisting debut single ‘Ruptura’ for six consecutive weeks and counting), BBC Radio Scotland and made their first headline shows in the last two Glasgow International Jazz Festivals, all of which lead to Mama Terra signing with Acid Jazz. Mama Terra is focused on Melody, Pocket & Sound – it starts and ends with it being organic. Their debut record is set to release in July 2023.

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The Glad Cafe

Norman Willmore

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Hailing from the rugged Shetland Islands, Norman Willmore draws inspiration from his Scandinavian and Norse roots, infusing traditional tunes passed down by Trolls and Njugles with contemporary elements of free jazz. Born on the kitchen floor of the last house on the last road, Norman now calls Glasgow home and leads a dynamic ensemble of talented musicians. Featuring Harry Gorski-Brown on Fiddle, Brodie Jarvie on Double Bass, and Tom Gibbs on Rhodes, the band delivers a unique and captivating sound that seamlessly blends ancient and modern influences. With Norman on Saxophone, their performances are a mesmerizing journey through time and culture that leaves audiences spellbound. From the hauntingly beautiful melodies of the Shetland Islands to original compositions that push the boundaries of genre, this band is not to be missed. With each member bringing their own distinctive style and energy to the stage, their live shows are an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

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The Hug and Pint

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Acclaimed British multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer cktrl heads to The Hug and Pint on Wed 14 June as part of Glasgow Jazz Festival.

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Glasgow Jazz Festival host the infamous Late Night Jam Sessions featuring some of the best musicians in the exploding Glasgow scene, from 11pm until 3am every night of the festival. Each features a stellar line-up with the evening’s house trio chosen by the host.

The opening night will be held in tribute to the late Fionna Duncan who sadly passed away in December and hosted the legendary sessions for many years. Hosted by Vocalist Jude Williams.

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Marco Mezquida (Maó, 1987) is one of the most brilliant and promising appearances on the peninsula’s music scene in decades and an artist destined to conquer any imaginable stage in the world. He has been elected Musician of the Year 4 times by the Association of Jazz and Modern Musicians of Catalonia; He has presented his solo piano concert at the impressive Palau de la Música, a privilege reserved for long-standing pianists, and has been summoned by an endless list of first-rate artists to record albums and concerts all over the world. Brilliant as a composer, pianist, improviser, bandleader, eclectic and versatile: Jarrett, Schubert, Ravel, Gesualdo or Bley, to name a few, blend exquisitely into Marco’s musical DNA, whose vertiginous concert activity has led him to perform in important auditoriums and halls in 32 countries around the world on 4 continents.

Marco performs an average of 180 concerts a year since 2015 and has recorded more than 50 albums: 15 as leader and co-leader of his groups recording his own music and 36 as sideman or collaborator on various projects. His projects as leader/co-leader include his acclaimed trio with flamenco guitarist Chicuelo, his evocative project Los Sueños de Ravel (Ravel’s Dreams) revisiting the music of the great French composer, the acclaimed duo with the great singer Silvia Pérez Cruz, his seductress blind date with the dancer Sol Picó, the power trio MAP (Mezquida- Aurignac-Prats), his Danish trio Pieris (Mezquida-Bodilsen-Andersen), his lunatic duo with the singer Celeste Alías, his infinite connection with the flutist Pablo Selnik, or with the double bass player Manel Fortià, the trumpeter Félix Rossy, the pianist Albert Bover, the percussionists Ramón López and Marc Miralta, the tribute to the French chanson with his admired Alfonso de Vilallonga and finally his praised solo piano concerts, a format with which he has led him to be called a “piano magician” and to have his own cult voice in the world scene.

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Critically acclaimed saxophonist, flautist and composer, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of thesuccess of numerous community outreach arts programmes in Birmingham. Having startedplaying Tenor Saxophone at Andy Hamilton MBE’s Ladywood Community Music School,Xhosa has now established himself among thelong legacy of Birmingham Saxophonists including Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings. Xhosa’s early career was shaped by anumber of musical mentors including the likes of Sid Peacock, Jean Toussait, Mike Williams,John Ruddick and Percy Purseglove, givinghim a varied outlook on his approach todevelopment and a deep connection to the lineage and tradition of Jazz music. More recentlyit has been various collaborative, performance and compositional opportunities that haveforged his development and helped to establish him as an emerging name on the UK scene.

In 2018 he was the recipient of the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award and hassince: performed alongside artists including Monty Alexander and Courtney Pine and as asoloist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; had the opportunity to perform at prestigiousvenues and events including the BBC Proms, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Ronnie Scotts; and In 2020 received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer as well ashaving been nominated for the Jazz FM Breakthrough act.

Earlier this year, Xhosa completed his inaugural 23 date UK tour with his quartet featuringTrumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps, Birmingham veteran drummer Jim Bashford and fellow BBCYJM finalist James Owston. The band recorded his debut album K(no)w Them, K(no)w Usalongside featured guest artists, saxophonist Soweto Kinch and Pianist Reuben James. As arecording artist, Xhosa featured on Kinch’s latest album ‘Black Peril’ where he played alongside African-American Jazz titans: Drummer, Gregory Hutchinson and Pianist, ELEW(Eric Lewis). Cole also recorded saxophone for UK R&B singer songwriter Mahalia’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love and Compromise’.

Although the majority of Xhosa’s creative output is centred around the Jazz idiom fromfree improv to bebop, he has recently begun to breakthrough as an up-and-coming composer.Some of his recent commissions have been from the Ideas of Noise Festival, Flatpack Film Festival, Ripieno Players, For-wards & Town Hall Symphony Hall. Much of his writing isinformed by his time engrossed in the Jazz cannon, however through composition he hasexplored a multitude of muses including Arithmetic and Geometric Maths, Biology, Classic Western Harmony and elements of traditional Yoruba Culture an Music.

Xhosa’s deep and authentic connection to the lineage of Jazz music has helped to establishhim among the most exciting young talents in the country. At this stage in his career he iscontinually learning, developing and growing; in keeping with this great tradition. His exposureto players from a range of different traditions and outlooks compounded by his strongconnection to his inner-city community in Handsworth at the heart of Birmingham has helped to develop a fiercely unique and independent voice.

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The Rum Shack

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Hailing from the coastal town of Broadstairs (Kent), JSPHYNX (AKA Johnny Woodham) is a talented trumpeter, who cut his teeth performing alongside the likes of Barney Artist, Mr Jukes, Corto Alto, Ego Ella May, Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Ashley Henry, Jordan Rakei, Tertia May, Subculture & Maisha.

Finding inspiration during lockdown, JSPHYNX began crafting loops at home before bringing them to his bandmates to help add some meat to the bones of the tracks. With an impressive roster of musicians on board (including Rudi Creswick on Bass duties, and Richard Spaven on drums) label boss Alfa Mist adopting the role of executive producer, ‘REFLEX’ is positioned at the sonic intersection of UK Jazz & Bass music. First single ‘Shake’ features Alfa Mist on vocal duties, painting a story of a protagonist choosing to respond to their environment by getting stronger and more resilient. Accompanied by moody breaks, eerie keys and punctuated by ghostly trumpet motif it’s a truly immersive introduction to the record. On the flip, ‘Palmers’ channels a focussed and driving energy, featuring hypnotic and captivating elements used to incredible effect

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Camilla George + Chris Philips, Jazz FM (DJ set) 

Camilla George is a visionary saxophonist, composer, bandleader and innovator. Her strong cultural roots and love of fusing African and Western Music has informed her own unique style, a key reason why she is a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene, alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings.

Her music is a hypnotising blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz, with a politically minded subtext that has a powerful connection to her Nigerian identity, lineage and heritage, reflecting African history, culture and slavery.

Her forthcoming third studio album, ‘Ibio Ibio’, is a tribute to her tribe the Ibibio people of South Eastern Coastal Nigeria. The album features an incredible lineup, including Daniel Casimir, Sarah Tandy, Winton Clifford, Renato Paris, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Rosie Turton, Shirley Tetteh, hip hop drummer, Daru Jones, Birmingham based rapper, Lady Sanity and Sam Jones.

Born in Eket, Nigeria, Camilla has been interested in music from an early age and particularly in the fusion of African and Western music. She grew up listening to Fela Kuti, as well as Jackie McLean and Charlie Parker. She began playing the saxophone aged 11 years old, when she won a music contest where the prize awarded her saxophone lessons.

Camilla went on to study with many jazz greats such as saxophone giant, Jean Toussaint (of Art Blakey fame), Julian Siegal and Martin Speake at Trinity College of Music where she gained a Masters in Jazz Performance, as well as being awarded The Archer Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in 2011.

In 2009, she joined award-winning band Jazz Jamaica and performed with special guest, Ernest Ranglin at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. In 2013 Jazz Jamaica was nominated for a MOBO award for Jazz Performance. They continue to perform extensively all over the world.

In 2014, Camilla formed her own critically acclaimed project showcasing the stars of the new UK Jazz Scene. Dubbed “The Golden Girl of Jazz” by The Evening Standard, Camilla’s debut album, ‘Isang’ (pronounced E-SANG which means ‘journey’ in Ibibio her native language) received huge critical acclaim.

Her follow up album, ‘The People Could Fly’ which was released in September 2018, featuring special guest Omar, as well as in hugely respected guitarist Shirley Tetteh, gained substantial critical acclaim with 4 star reviews from the Financial Times and Jazzwise to name a few. The album and Camilla was featured on several key playlists such as State of Jazz, and Camilla was the poster girl for Tidal’s British Jazz playlist. The album looked at tales that slaves passed onto their children through generations and, whilst full of sorrow, was essentially a story of hope for black people and mankind that we can one day live together in harmony.

Camilla’s band has gigged solidly, being fortunate to support Courtney Pine’s album launch featuring Omar at The Barbican, as well as performing at Love Supreme (where Camilla took part in a panel discussion with Kamasi Washington) and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Camilla’s band also supported Dee Dee Bridgewater at The Cadogan Hall for the 2017 London Jazz festival. Dee Dee was so impressed she remarked, “The world is safe because we have Camilla!”

As part of the EFG London Jazz festival Camilla performed at the Purcell room, which was described by Jazz Journal as “A truly memorable concert…Jazz superstars in the making” with the London Jazz Review speaking of “the mature and imaginative compositions combined with some sublime saxophone solos”.

Also as part of the EFG London Jazz festival, Camilla performed at King’s Place to a very appreciative audience, a show that was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Camilla has been nominated for an Urban Music Award for Best Jazz artist in 2017 and 2018 and nominated for a Jazz FM award for Best Instrumentalist 2019. She has performed in the Jazz Re:freshed showcase for SXSW, which was filmed at Abbey Road studios in 2021, as well as the Jazzahead showcase in 2021 and reached the final in the DC Jazz Prix in 2021.

Most recently, she was awarded the PRS Foundation Momentum Award which funded the completion of her third studio album, ‘Ibio Ibio’, to be released in September 2022 on Ever Records/!K7 Music.

Camilla George (sax)
Rod Youngs (drums)
Renato Paris (keys/vocals)
Daniel Casimir (bass)

Chris Philips, Jazz FM (DJ set)

A Jazz FM original since launch day in 1990, Chris has championed new jazz for over three decades on air. He currently presents The Blueprint on Saturday nights at 10pm and also looks after content at a new jazz-dedicated app called jazzed.

7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm start time
Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18
Festival website: www.jazzfest.co.uk

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Federation Of The Disco Pimp

Federation of the Disco Pimp are BACK!! After a 5 year hiatus, FOTDP return bigger & tougher than ever! Currently recording their 3rd Studio album ‘Gratuitous’, with super special guests including Funk royalty Fred Wesley (James Brown), it is a statement of their return and shows why they are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern Funk. FOTDP are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.

“God bless Federation of the Disco Pimp!” Craig Charles – (Funk and Soul Show, BBC6 Music)
“The hottest Scottish funk since the Average White Band” Jazz FM
“This record is the illest!” Joel Hamilton – (Producer of Tom Waits, Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone)
Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Multi Award Winning* Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern Funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets.
*2017 ‘Best Musical Group + 2016 ‘Best Live Performance’ Sunday Herald Cultural Award
Championed by funk legend Craig Charles (BBC6), Jazz Nights on BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz Fm, FOTDP have gained a solid reputation in the UK funk scene resulting in further live performances supporting Craig Charles across the UK.

2014 saw FOTDP being resident house band on BBC Ones ‘Tonight at the Games’ for 10 nights during the Commonwealth games, featuring on BBC Three every night during the games to close their coverage, House band for a special on BBC2’s ‘Newsnight’ live from the Fringe ‘Referendum Special’ as well as live in-studio sessions on BBC6’s ‘Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show’ & BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz House on Radio Scotland’ to name a few highlights.

Already to be featured on their fourth compilation album released via P-Vine Records, is their 3rd with them & 1 with Freestyle Records Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Compilation.

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Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18

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Mackintosh Church

SUNNA GUNNLAUGS / FERGUS MCCREADIE

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SUNNA GUNNLAUGS / FERGUS MCCREADIE

Sunna Gunnlaugs solo piano & Fergus McCreadie solo piano – co-headline show

Sunna Gunnlaugs‘ work has received significant critical acclaim since her 2000 release ‘Mindful’ was selected among the top 10 albums of the year by the Virginian Pilot. Her 2003 release ‘live in Europe’ reached top 10 on both Canadian and US jazz radio charts. Her 2010 release ‘The Dream’ jumped to number 2 on the Canadian radio charts and reached number 20 on the US CMJ radio charts.

Her albums have received extremely positive reviews in leading jazz magazines across the world such as Jazzthetik and Jazzpodium in Germany, Concerto in Austria, Jazzwize in the UK, Jazzman in France, Swing Journal & Tokyo Jazz Notes in Japan, Downbeat in the US, the online publication All About Jazz and many more. All of her albums have been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards and in 2015 as well as 2019 she won performer of the year.

She has performed at prestigious festivals such as JazzAhead in Bremen, the Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool, The London Jazz Festival, The Oslo Jazz Festival, The Rochester International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Rotterdam International Jazz Festival and the Belgrade Jazz Festival. She has also performed at Europe’s most important jazz clubs such as Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Unterfahrt in Munich, Bimhuis in Amsterdam and Sunset in Paris to name a few.

Fergus McCreadie is one of the most exciting young jazz pianists on the world stage. With his unique blend of Jazz and Scottish folk music inspired by his country’s sublime landscapes, Fergus captures the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. He is undoubtedly a future star in the making.

Released on Edition Records to instant critical acclaim, Forest Floor topped the UK Jazz & Blues charts, prompting sold-out performances at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh and Love Supreme this summer. Fergus is the only non-classical musician to be selected as a 2022 BBC New Generation Artist. In 2022, Fergus was awarded the JazzFM Award for Instrumentalist of the Year, on top of winning the Scottish Album of the Year Award on the same day.

Fergus has an innate depth, flair and natural expression that communicates beyond his years. His ability to transition from a full flowing, radiant pulse-wash of sound to a tranquil, first light stillness in a moment is simply breathtaking. Whilst his music is built on the folk traditions he has grown up with, it’s the versatility of rhythm and colour, from the most delicate shades to the highest energy, that’s captivating.

Forest Floor, its artwork and aesthetic, develops the themes of Fergus’s repertoire. Whilst his second album ‘Cairn’,released on Edition Records in January 2021, focussed on the permanence and beauty of Scottish stone, Fergus felt that this album had a greater earthiness to it, illustrated by the changes the seasons produce on the forest floor, a perception that fed into the concept for the new work. The connection to Fergus’ locality, the nature and landscapes of Scotland, provides his music with huge appeal that goes beyond jazz and music.

The album was shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize with Free Now and was awarded Scottish Album of the Year in 2022.

‘A giddying fusion of Scottish culture and jazz history’ – The Times
‘One of my favourite jazz piano trio albums of the last few years’ – Jamie Cullum

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TOMMY SMITH YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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TOMMY SMITH YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra (TSYJO) provides access for talented young jazz musicians to develop and perform on a regular basis in an exceptional youth jazz orchestra. TSYJO attracts some of the best young jazz musicians in the country who effectively constitute the youth wing of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO).

TSYJO will celebrate their 20th anniversary year with a concert at Drygate on the Friday night.

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The Glad Cafe

Tara Lily

plus

Kapil Seshasayee

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Tara Lily

plus Kapil Seshasayee

Glasgow Jazz Festival x Jazz at the Glad presents:

Plus support from Kapil Seshasayee

For her new project, ‘Last Flight Out’, Tara Lily takes listeners on a journey around the globe, as she marries the sonic terrains of East and West. “It’s about movement, freedom, travel, immigration and love. Working with producers Nana Kwabena, Dom Valentino, Akash Parekar, George Moore, Hannah V, Tara fuses together elements of jazz, Alt RnB, Indian classical, dance and much more. From bringing in her uncle to play tabla to recording sitar and jazz saxophone at Unwound Studios, Tara has worked in unique ways to bring her vision to life.

We start with ‘Hotel Amour’ as Tara recounts a turbulent love affair. Spellbinding beats and otherworldly piano riffs transcends you to the world of late night Paris. ‘You Can Go’ pulls you in with Tara’s agile vocals, saxophones, hints of sitar and heavy dance kicks. ‘Last Flight Out’ includes rhythmic flourishes of tabla. Returning to her musical roots in jazz, Tara reworks ‘Naima’ by John Coltrane and creates an alluring listen. The EP takes an unexpected turn as it finishes with ‘Don’t Explain’. After uncovering a hidden gem of 90’s jazz inspired DnB, Tara decided to sample the track. Its skittish beats play the backdrop to Tara’s improvisation of Billie Holiday’s iconic song, ‘Don’t Explain’, creating a nostalgic and hypnotising experience.

“I guess for me this project was about pushing the boundaries of jazz. So, you have a DnB track with trumpet, an Afro-Asian dance fusion, and some Indo-Jazz . They’re all about exploring the limits of the genre and stretching it into different spaces.”

Growing up in South London and coming from a Bengali family, Tara has always been immersed in a diverse cultural and musical world. Tara has spent her life absorbing different sounds and genres, from grime and RnB to traditional Bengali folk music and classical jazz. Having trained intensively at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, jazz is at the heart of Tara’s work.

“I’ve explored working with other sounds and genres as I’ve gone along. Whether it’s being influenced by life, relationships, people, or culture – I’m always exploring classic and modern music and making it relative to who I am and how I live my life today.”

It was this intriguing blend of sounds and her deep understanding of the worlds they come from which caught the attention of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Virgil Abloh and Motown Records UK, who soon signed her as their first British artist. Following on from her last EP ‘Lost in London’, Tara has continued to further her musical education and delve deeper into her South Asian heritage.

“I think between this project and the last one, I’ve worked with a lot of different producers, musicians and mediums which have helped me move forward and move on to creating new stuff. I’m being pushed out of what I was doing before, and I’m trying different styles.
Being a hardcore muso I’m always evolving. Having trained in classical Indian dance as a child, I decided to study Indian classical music and start examining the relationship between Indian classical and jazz, which share a lot of similarities.”

As a means of expanding on her own musical knowledge and to share her discoveries with others, Tara has been hosting an acclaimed radio show on Worldwide FM, which has gained approval from Gilles Peterson. Tara wanted to use this opportunity to focus on the underrepresented: Women in jazz and world music. “I wanted to showcase the variety within South Asian women. The show was also about breaking down stereotypes of how we are seen, bringing people together and creating a community around that,” explains Tara.

“My style is always reflective of my music, and mirrors whatever I am immersed in at the time. At the moment I’m drawing a lot of tribal influence from my Dad’s indigenous side. When I was a child, my dad would put black bindis (markings) on me for protection. I want to embody this and take on the confidence that it carries,” Tara says.

Whether it is musically or visually, Tara Lily is creating something distinct and personal. This project is set to be a rich and provocative musical education, as well as a celebration of strength, power and talent.

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Some Great Reward

Azamiah

Album Launch with Rebecca Vasmant

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Azamiah

Album Launch with Rebecca Vasmant

Promoted by Some Great Reward

On 16th June, Azamiah will be launching their debut album, In Phases, released on the wonderful Rebecca’s Records label.

In Phases is an absolute delight of a record to journey through and with; check out the first two singles, Night Woman and Celesta, which have been brilliantly received by the likes of Gilles Peterson, BBC Scotland and Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp Weekly).

Label boss and renowned DJ Rebecca Vasmant will be kicking off and bringing the party vibes into the courtyard from 2pm and then we will be welcoming the band to fill the space with their beautiful and ethereal style of spiritual jazz in celebration of bringing “In Phases” out into the world.

The whole Cooperage will be a space to chill in and enjoy the sun.

Pre-order Azamiah – In Phases here: linktr.ee/SGR_

Some Great Reward, The Cooperage, 674 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow until 6pm.

Free Entry.

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Hosted by Paul Towndrow

Glasgow Jazz Festival host the infamous Late Night Jam Sessions featuring some of the best musicians in the exploding Glasgow scene, from 11pm until 3am every night of the festival. Each features a stellar line-up with the evening’s house trio chosen by the host.

Hosted by Paul Towndrow (sax), with Pete Johnstone (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) & Stephen Henderson (drums).

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Britannia Panopticon

Jazzamatazz

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Jazzamatazz is a salute to the historical links of Jazz and Vaudeville, performed in the world’s oldest surviving Music Hall, the Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow. Sit back and enjoy as the Swell Belles’ silky smooth 3-part harmonies and Figiro Jazz Trio bring you back in time with the finest swinging melodies from the great jazz songbook, along with the fleetest of swift-stepping dancers, and music-hall comedy skits & sketches, all in a riotous revue taking us back to the very roots of vaudeville and jazz. Tickets on sale at the Panopticon Box office and on-line.

 

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Geno Washington

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Geno Washington

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Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960’s as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. The rest, as they say, is history.

Geno teamed up with some of London’s hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over World famous artistes, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!

His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s – “Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live” and “Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies”. His status as the undisputed “King of Soul” was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single “Geno”, which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno’s live gigs both before and after shows.

Throughout the years Geno and his band have continued to tour extensively all over the World and have released several highly acclaimed albums and singles. His latest live double album simply entitled “It’s Geno Time”, recorded at the legendary Half Moon in Putney, is widely regarded as his best work to date: you only have to listen to the audience reaction to know that Geno has lost none of his magic as he and the band deliver a blistering set of Soul classics to a wild crowd who wouldn’t let them off stage!

Geno’s life long love of Blues and R&B has led to yet another chapter in his illustrious career with the formation of “Geno and the Yo Yo’s” which features the longstanding rhythm section of the Ram Jam Band (Geoff Hemsley on drums, Steve Bingham on bass and Greg Lester on guitar) which is a hard- hitting, fast-moving show of R&B / Blues / Soul classics that has audiences on their feet from start to finish and is receiving rave reviews wherever they play.

You can be sure of one thing and that is a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time!

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Matthew Hallsall

Elevating, soulful music from trumpeter Matthew Halsall whose luminous playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and who over 15 years and eight studio albums has created his own unique sound world joining the dots between the spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane and the contemporary sounds of Bonobo and The Cinematic Orchestra.

Expect spiritual, progressive, perfectly crafted, mediative jazz sounds for the 21st century as Matthew and his band perform music from their forthcoming album An Ever Changing View together with gems from his back catalogue.

Matthew Halsall – Trumpet
Matt Cliffe – Flute/Sax
Alice Roberts – Harp
Hugh Vincent – Keys
Gavin Barras – Double bass
Alan Taylor – Drums
Sam Bell – Percussion

“’Kind of Blue’ meets The Cinematic Orchestra …”. Time Out

“If I could watch any jazz band in the UK, any, I would choose Matthew Halsall’s band, just love what he’s been doing over the last few years… It’s always high level, spiritual jazz music” Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1

“Combines deep, mellow modal grooves and cascading harp glissandi with sublime soloing to create something that’s simultaneously refreshing and relaxing” ★★★★★ Record Collector

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Mackintosh Church

GRAPPELLI NIGHT

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Grappelli Night with the Seonaid Aitken Quintet

Award-winning violinist Seonaid Aitken pays tribute to her French Jazz violin hero Stéphane Grappelli to mark 25 years since his passing – and 30 years since his last performance at the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Specialising in Gypsy Jazz, Seonaid is a regular tutor at the Grappelli-Django Camp in The Netherlands and performs extensively with her Scottish Jazz Award-winning band Rose Room. She has also been a guest with the Tim Kliphuis Sextet, Tokyo Django Collective, Swing 2023 and top jazz fingerstyle virtuoso – and former Grappelli guitarist – Martin Taylor MBE. Seonaid and her piano quintet will celebrate Grappelli’s 60+ year career with swingin’ tunes from his solo repertoire such as ‘Pent Up House’, ‘Ol’ Man River’ and ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ and will be sure to include a few numbers from his Quintette du Hot Club de France days and legendary duets with Classical violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin.

Seonaid Aitken – violin
Conor Smith – guitar
Dan Brown – piano
Andy Sharkey – bass
Max Popp – drums

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Brian Kellock’s

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MARTY PARTY

Brian Kellock’s Marty Party

Scottish jazz star Brian Kellock has put together a brand-new line-up to celebrate the music and spirit of one of the living legends: the American rhythm guitarist, vocalist and raconteur Marty Grosz.

Brian Kellock (piano), Ross Milligan (guitar) & Roy Percy (bass) are all fans who relished every opportunity to catch Marty when he visited Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s.  On Marty’s very first visit to Edinburgh, who did he play with? A young Brian Kellock.

The joy of a Marty Grosz gig is that it is fun. Jazz shouldn’t – in his view – be po-faced or serious. It should be entertaining – just as it was when he was growing up and his favourite musicians included Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, all of whom knew how to put on a show.

His selection of tunes has always been highly distinctive and original: whereas other musicians pull the same old numbers out of the bag wherever they play, Marty – also known as a member of 1970s supergroup Soprano Summit – built an international solo career on the tunes that jazz had forgotten. And then he put his own imaginative twist on them. If he had a small group, he would dream up a memorable arrangement, often on the spot, and if he was playing solo, there would be so much colour in his playing that you’d forget you were only listening to one guy.

At the Marty Party, Brian will – as Marty often has – play 20 minutes as a soloist before Ross and Roy join him onstage. This will be an affectionate and fun homage to a longstanding favourite; a musician who, although he no longer travels to Scotland, continues to delight aficionados (and the rest of their households) with his generous back catalogue of recordings, by a range of bands with such witty names as the Orphan Newsboys, the Paswonky Serenaders, Marty Grosz and His Swinging Fools, and Marty Grosz and His Hot Puppies.

Brian Kellock says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be playing music associated with Marty Grosz. Marty’s records have boosted my spirits many times, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the joy of playing jazz in front of an audience again. I’m delighted to be introducing a new line-up, with Roy and Ross, and hoping that this core combo will be joined by a horn player or two for future Marty-inspired gigs.”

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GRAHAM COSTELLO’S STRATA

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GRAHAM COSTELLO’S STRATA

Hypnotising and powerful minimal music. Scottish drummer and composer Graham Costello creates music that ranges in energy from delicate, meditative ambience to cinematic post-rock, harnessing the power of repetitive, entracing minimalist patterns. With his band STRATA, he has been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, as well as eight Scottish Jazz Awards. STRATA’s energetic and organic groove music, alongside the hypnotising patterns and feel of minimalism has been described as “a meteorite on the scene and beyond.” (The National)

Costello and his peers are among the prominent new Scottish jazz artists bursting into the UK and International jazz scene, including corto.alto and Fergus McCreadie. In May 2021, after his widely-praised debut album OBELISK in 2019, Costello released his follow-up album with STRATA: Second Lives on Gearbox Records, to critical acclaim, with top UK jazz publication Jazzwise naming it one of the “Best Jazz Albums of 2021”. 2023 sees Costello refining the sound of STRATA, with greater focus on collective repetition and cyclic grooves, and shifting the gravity of the new music more towards his voice on the drums.

Harry Weir – tenor sax + bass clarinet
Fergus McCreadie – piano
Kevin Cahill – guitar
Gus Stirrat – electric bass
Graham Costello – drums + composition

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ORPHY ROBINSON

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Sat 17th June at 1:00pm

GIO

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In association with Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra

Now in its 21st year, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) is truly established as one of the world’s most successful large-scale free improvisation music ensembles. Delighted to be back again at Glasgow Jazz Festival, this year’s concert at The Old Hairdressers presents GIO in collaboration with the legendary award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer, Orphy Robinson.

Having worked with some of he world leafing record labels including with Blue Note records, Orphy has created breathtakingly inspiring and unique music, collaborating with artists from every genre, including Thurston Moore, Joss Stone, Robert Plant, Robert Wyatt, Henry Grimes, Lester Bowie and Butch Morris. GIO will present a new piece featuring Orphy. As with every new project GIO creates, we can be sure the music will be challenging, captivating, surprising and full of joy.

£5 OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN ON THE DOOR

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Helena Kay Band

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Helena Kay Band

Helena Kay is a tenor saxophonist and composer based in London. Originally from Perth, Scotland, they moved to London in 2012 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a First Class in BMus Jazz (Hons). During their time studying, they were awarded the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Award (2015). In 2021, they were selected to become a City Music Foundation Artist.

Kay released their debut album Moon Palace in 2017 after winning the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award the same year. They recorded the album with their band Helena Kay’s KIM trio, released on Ubuntu Music in December 2018. The album features David Ingamells on drums and Ferg Ireland on double bass.

Kay draws influence from different places which are important to them: Scotland, London, and New York, each of which have been their home during their career. While in New York, they had lessons with some of the greats of the contemporary jazz scene – Dayna Stephens, Melissa Aldana, Chris Cheek and Rodney Green.

Kay also plays with various groups such as Calum Gourlay Quartet, Issie Barratt’s Interchange Dectet, EuroRadio Jazz Orchestra 2017 and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and has performed at numerous festivals such as London Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, as well as venues including as Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall and The Vortex.

Their latest project, Helena Kay’s KIM Trio + Peter Johnstone, features Kay on tenor saxophone & compositions, Calum Gourlay on double bass, David Ingamells on drums and Peter Johnstone on piano. This group released Golden Sands this year (2023).

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Fergus McCreadie

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Sat 17th June at 11:00pm

LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

Hosted by Fergus McCreadie

Glasgow Jazz Festival host the infamous Late Night Jam Sessions featuring some of the best musicians in the exploding Glasgow scene, from 11pm until 3am every night of the festival. Each features a stellar line-up with the evening’s house trio chosen by the host.

Hosted by Pianist Fergus McCreadie with Ewan Hastie (bass) and Roan Anderson (drums)

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Steve Turre

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Steve Turre

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One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers’ and Critics’ polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues and jazz. While attending Sacramento State University, he joined the Escovedo Brothers salsa band, which began his career-long involvement with that genre.

In 1972 Steve Turre’s career picked up momentum when Ray Charles hired him to go on tour. A year later Turre’s mentor Woody Shaw brought him into Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. After his tenure with Blakey, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The latter introduced hum to the seashell as an instrument. Soon after that, while touring in Mexico City with Woody Shaw, Turre’s relatives informed him that his ancestors similarly played the shells. Since then, Turre has incorporated seashells into his diverse musical style.

In addition to performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Turre leads several different ensembles. Sanctified Shells utilizes the seashell in a larger context, transforming his horn section into a “shell choir”. Turre’s Spring 1999 Verve release, Lotus Flower, showcases his Sextet With Strings. The recording explores many great standards and original compositions arranged by Turre for a unique instrumentation of trombone and shells, violin, cello, piano, bass and drums. Turre’s quartet and quintet provide a setting based in tradition and stretching the limits conceptually and stylistically. In the Summer of 2000, Telarc released In The Spur of the Moment. This recording features Steve with three different quartets, each with a different and distinct master pianist: Ray Charles, Chucho Valdes, and Stephen Scott.

Turre’s self-titled Verve release pioneers a unique artistic vision, drawing upon jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian sources. This innovative recording also features Cassandra Wilson, Randy Brecker, Graciela, Mongo Santamaria and J.J. Johnson. Previously Turre recorded Right There and Rhythm Within, featuring Herbie Hancock, Jon Faddis, Pharoah Sanders, and Sanctified Shells, on Verve’s subsidiary label, Antilles.

Steve Turre continually evolves as a musician and arranger. He has a strong command of all musical genres and when it comes to his distinct brand of jazz, he always keeps one foot in the past and one in the future.

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Mica Millar

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Mica Millar

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Releasing her debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ to critical acclaim earlier this year, Mica Millar has quickly become one of the UK’s brightest new Soul stars, picking up Jazz FM’s prestigious ‘Soul Act of The Year 2022’ award alongside a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act of The Year’ and featuring on the front covers of iconic Blues & Soul and Echoes Magazine, amidst an array of five star album and live reviews with champions at national radio BBC Radio 2’s Trevor Nelson and 6 Music’s Craig Charles.

“A star with intense emotional sincerity is born. ‘Heaven Knows’ is an outstanding debut album” (Blues & Soul Magazine)

Following two monumental album launch shows in September including selling out her first London headline show at the capital’s prestigious Jazz Café and a packed hometown performance at Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall, Mica has announced her first UK headline tour and she’ll be performing with her hotly-tipped seven-piece band’ – not to be missed by Soul and Jazz fans! You can also catch Mica performing in London, Manchester and Leeds with more shows still to be announced.

“Millar put on a masterful show….her audience mesmerised by an alluring vocal talent” (Record Collector)

“Should she break out, it will be that voice that stands out, absolutely pitch perfect, every held note increasing in volume and power; it is an astonishing instrument…A superstar in waiting, practically guaranteed” (Louder Than War)

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Ali Watson Quartet

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Ali Watson Quartet

Hailing from the north coast of Scotland, growing up in Glasgow and graduating from the Guildhall in London, Ali Watson is an upcoming artist who certainly appears to be going places. After moving back to Glasgow last year the 24-year-old bass player has decided to form his own brand new ensemble comprising of heavyweights of the Glasgow scene – Alan Benzie, Greg Irons and Matt Carmichael.

With influence from contemporary jazz, Scottish folk and 20th century impressionist classical
music, the band quietly transcends traditional genres to produce a set of often complex, yet accessible music comprising intricate yet lyrical melodies and thoughtful improvisations.

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Rebecca Vasmant

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Hosted by DJ & Producer Rebecca Vasmant

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Little Griffin Big Band

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Sun 18th June at 5:00pm

Little Griffin Big Band

In association with The Griffin

To celebrate the Glasgow Jazz Festival, we are excited to present an exciting edition of Jazz at the Griffin! We will be debuting the ‘Little Griffin Big Band’, our pub’s very own band, made up of young professionals working in Glasgow. Lead by Simon Herberholz and Ewan Saunders, the band will present an exciting evening of big band classics, as well as some new tunes for you!

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